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From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in a sexy, subversive drama for adults. This specially priced volume collects the first arc of the smash hit series The Onion A.V. Club calls "the emotional epic Hollywood wishes it could make." Collects Saga #1-6.

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"Eisner-winner Vaughan (Y the Last Man) teams up with veteran illustrator Staples (North 40) in the epic, galaxy-spanning war story of a star-crossed couple protecting their infant daughter. The story opens with the narrator's birth, in the middle of a machine shop on a war-torn planet. Her parents, Alana, a winged soldier from the planet Landfall, and Marko, a horned former prisoner of war from Landfall's moon, have been on the run from both of their militaries. Betrayed, the family is almost murdered just as it forms; sheer luck gives Marko, Alana, and their daughter a chance to brave the wilds and make their way into the galaxy. Vaughan's witty dialogue is laced with universal commonalities — the sharp fingernails of babies, burping techniques, love — that ground the alien nature of the characters and heighten the sense that the war between planet and moon and the hatred between enemies is tragically pointless. Staples's character designs are fantastic — even the weirdest aliens reveal human emotion — and her two-page spreads, whether of battle or of tree-grown rocket ships, are glorious. This is a completely addictive, human story that will leave readers desperately awaiting the next volume. For mature readers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Malory, October 26, 2014 (view all comments by Malory)
A must for any graphic novel reader! Saga has both beautiful illustrations, but a fantastic story line. I can't wait to get my hands on volume 3.
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Sierra Hastings, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Sierra Hastings)
I've never come across a series of graphic novels quite as compelling as the ones of Saga. Brian K. Vaughan has created a world where anything can be and anything can happen, and Fiona Staples makes this world a gorgeous reality with her stunning illustrations. The Saga tales follow a young family stuck in the midst of a galactic war, just searching for a place to call their own. These graphic novels are full of danger, beauty, and laughs - enough to make any avid reader pick up this treasure. This is by far one of my favorite graphic novel series, and an outstanding piece of literary work and wonder.
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Amy Sawatzky, January 14, 2013 (view all comments by Amy Sawatzky)
Another seriously human but amazingly fantastical contribution to the graphic novel genre from Brian K Vaughan (I love "Y: The Last Man"). This book is for grownups and reads like a movie Joss Whedon and Tarantino might have teamed up for. The characters are well written, even for the short intros we've been allowed and the culture/politics/family relationships are many-layered.
I look very much forward to the next installation!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781607066019
Author:
Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Publisher:
Image Comics
Illustrator:
Staples, Fiona
Author:
Vaughan, Brian K.
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Eisner-winner Vaughan (Y the Last Man) teams up with veteran illustrator Staples (North 40) in the epic, galaxy-spanning war story of a star-crossed couple protecting their infant daughter. The story opens with the narrator's birth, in the middle of a machine shop on a war-torn planet. Her parents, Alana, a winged soldier from the planet Landfall, and Marko, a horned former prisoner of war from Landfall's moon, have been on the run from both of their militaries. Betrayed, the family is almost murdered just as it forms; sheer luck gives Marko, Alana, and their daughter a chance to brave the wilds and make their way into the galaxy. Vaughan's witty dialogue is laced with universal commonalities — the sharp fingernails of babies, burping techniques, love — that ground the alien nature of the characters and heighten the sense that the war between planet and moon and the hatred between enemies is tragically pointless. Staples's character designs are fantastic — even the weirdest aliens reveal human emotion — and her two-page spreads, whether of battle or of tree-grown rocket ships, are glorious. This is a completely addictive, human story that will leave readers desperately awaiting the next volume. For mature readers." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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